Riding with your feet on the dashboard may be freeing and comfortable at first, but it may have severe consequences.
For example, the fastest hockey slapshot clocked at 108 mph. However, hockey players use helmets to protect themselves from injuries. Now, imagine being hit by an airbag that deploys almost twice that speed. Since airbags deploy between 100 and 220 MPH, having your feet up on the dashboard can result in severe injury or death.
The Dangers of Riding with Your Feet on the Dash
Although airbags form part of your vehicle’s safety system, they deploy within a blink of an eye, even when a minor collision occurs. While the driver and other passengers may walk out unharmed, you may sustain injuries that might leave you paralyzed for a long period.
In one T-bone accident, the airbag threw the victim’s foot on her face leaving her with a broken femur, ankle, arm, and nose. In another scenario, an accident caused the victim to lose two teeth and suffer a cerebrospinal fluid brain leak. What’s more horrifying is that the complications of the injuries caused her to live without a forehead. Police are sharing photos to spread awareness of safety while driving.
An airbag is a sack swaddled around an explosive. When it deploys, the leg on the dashboard is propelled back to its owner at high speed. The resulting injuries can be life-changing and traumatic. While injuries can occur while people are seated properly, they can be more severe if the victim is out of position and in an uncontrolled motion.
Who is Responsible?
While the victim may have contributed to the injuries’ severity, another negligent party may have caused the collision. If you believe another motorist’s actions caused the crash, you can obtain the compensation you deserve.
It is also essential to note that you may be eligible to pay for the damages if your actions caused the motor vehicle accident. It would be best if you worked with a San Diego car accident attorney if you believe you caused the accident or it occurred due to another person’s negligence. Don’t accept the blame until you can reach out to your car accident attorney.
At the Law Office of Elliott Kanter, we will offer the legal representation you need to ensure that the liable party provides compensation for pain and suffering, wrongful death, medical bills, and lost wages.
Contact Us Today to Get Help with Your Case
The next time another passenger places their feet on the dashboard, consider informing them that the short-term comfort is not worth the risk. If you have been involved in a car accident in San Diego, the best way to recover compensation for your damages is by seeking the help of a San Diego car accident attorney.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a car accident attorney from the Law Office of Elliott Kanter.